afferent nerve

  • 1 Afferent nerve — In the nervous system, afferent neurons otherwise known as sensory or receptor neurons carry nerve impulses from receptors or sense organs toward the central nervous system. This is the case vice versa as well. This term can also be used to… …

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  • 2 afferent nerve — noun a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system • Syn: ↑sensory nerve, ↑afferent • Derivationally related forms: ↑afferent (for: ↑afferent) • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 3 afferent nerve — A nerve that conducts impulses from the periphery toward a nerve center; the axon of a sensory neuron between a receptor and the central nervous system …

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  • 4 afferent nerve — any nerve that transmits impulses from the periphery toward the central nervous system, as a sensory nerve; cf. efferent n …

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  • 5 Afferent nerve fiber — Nerve: Afferent nerve fiber Latin neurofibrae afferentes Code TH H2.00.06.1.00015 In the nervous system, afferent neurons (otherwise known as sensory or receptor neurons), carry nerve impulses from r …

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  • 6 afferent nerve fibres — aferentinės nervinės skaidulos statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Nervinės skaidulos (nervinių ląstelių ataugos), kuriomis jaudinimas sklinda iš inervuojamų audinių į centrinę nervų sistemą. kilmė lot. afferens – atnešantis… …

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  • 7 Nerve fiber — Latin neurofibra MeSH Nerve+Fibers Code TA A14.0.00.001 A nerve fiber is a threadlike extension of a nerve cell and consists of an axon …

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  • 8 afferent Physiology — [ af(ə)r(ə)nt] adjective relating to or denoting the conduction of nerve impulses or blood inwards or towards something. The opposite of efferent. noun an afferent nerve fibre or vessel. Origin C19: from L. afferent , afferre bring towards …

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  • 9 Nerve fascicle — Transverse section of human tibial nerve …

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  • 10 Afferent — is an anatomical term with the following meanings: *Conveying towards a center, for example the afferent arterioles conveying blood towards the Bowman s capsule in the Kidney. Opposite to Efferent. *Something that so conducts, see Afferent nerve… …

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  • 11 afferent — [af′ər ənt] adj. [< L afferens, prp. of afferre < ad , to + ferre, to BEAR1] Physiol. bringing inward to a central part; specif., designating nerves that transmit impulses to the central nervous system, as to the brain: opposed to EFFERENT… …

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  • 12 afferent fibers — afferent nerve fibers 1. neurofibrae afferentes. 2. fibers or axons that are projecting toward a nucleus, using that nucleus as a reference point …

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  • 13 Nerve — A nerve is an enclosed, cable like bundle of peripheral axons (the long, slender projections of neurons). A nerve provides a common pathway for the electrochemical nerve impulses that are transmitted along each of the axons. Nerves are found only …

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  • 14 Afferent — Carrying toward. A vein is an afferent vessel since it carries blood toward from the heart. An afferent nerve carries impulses toward the central nervous system. The opposite of afferent is efferent. * * * Inflowing; conducting toward a center,… …

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  • 15 afferent fiber — noun a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system • Syn: ↑sensory fiber • Hypernyms: ↑nerve fiber, ↑nerve fibre • Part Holonyms: ↑sensory nerve, ↑afferent nerve, ↑ …

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  • 16 afferent neuron — noun a neuron conducting impulses inwards to the brain or spinal cord • Syn: ↑sensory neuron • Hypernyms: ↑nerve cell, ↑neuron • Part Holonyms: ↑sensory nerve, ↑afferent nerve, ↑afferent …

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  • 17 afferent — 1. adjective Carrying towards. An afferent nerve carries impulses from the body to the brain. Ant: efferent 2. noun An afferent structure or connection …

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  • 18 nerve ending — n the structure in which the distal end of the axon of a nerve fiber terminates called also nerve end * * * the final part (terminal) of one of the branches of a nerve fibre, where a neurone makes contact either with another neurone at a synapse… …

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  • 19 nerve of Hering — nerve of Her·ing her iŋ n a nerve that arises from the main trunk of the glossopharyngeal nerve and runs along the internal carotid artery to supply afferent fibers esp. to the baroreceptors of the carotid sinus Hering Heinrich Ewald (1866 1948)… …

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  • 20 Nerve — A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. See nervous system. * * * A whitish cordlike structure composed of one or more bundles (fascicles) of myelinated …

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